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Bethel officials have heard a slightly scaled back proposal for a new Police station.  The Public Site and Building Committee met with the Board of Finance and Selectmen last night to looking at a $13.2 million plan.  Residents rejected a $14.1 million plan in December to move and expand the police station. 

 

The cuts mostly come from changes in material for the building, and a smaller parking lot.  The proposal is still for a 24,000 square foot building. 

 

An option to further lower the price tag of the project would be to not include a shooting range, which could save $600,000.  But several people at the meeting spoke against that cut. 

 

A public hearing needs to be held about the proposal before it goes to a referendum.

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